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The Greyhound Inn

26 High Street Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester DT2 9PD England
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#1 of 7 hotels in Dorchester
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Awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 this is Dorset's Dining Pub of the Year twice in the past three years. Handsome 18th century coaching inn in one of England's prettiest villages, full of thatched cottages with a trout stream running through. Mentioned in Thomas Hardy's novels and the setting for Hollywood films of his work.Six newly refurbished bedrooms, dvds, ipod docks, proper pillows and duvets, wellies for bad weather and an award winning restaurant just across the car park from our stable block rooms.Families positively welcomed and we'll make you something to eat no matter what time you arrive.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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WHUandBunny wrote a review Jul. 2021
London, United Kingdom112 contributions112 helpful votes
We stayed here recently in the 'Ted' room. Our room was on the top floor so we had to contend with sloping ceilings. If you stay in this room bring a crash helmet! Sorry to say the room itself and the furniture was a big disappointment. One item of furniture in the bathroom was ready for the skip! Why do the owners not see these things? The saving grace for the Greyhound were the staff both who were helpful and friendly. When we came to pay the bill the staff acknowledged our issues and amended our bill accordingly. Do take the time to stroll round the village which is really pretty.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Michael Eveling wrote a review Jul. 2021
6 contributions4 helpful votes
I have eaten and stayed here on numerous occasions since 2004, We went for dinner recently. The pub still looks great from the outside. However inside is deteriorating eg Gents has paint peeling off the walls. The food was generally poor. Tiny piece of bland pate with the trimmings £8.25. Soup good. Beef curry at £15 had 3 cubes of beef in it!!! I suspect the fish and chips was off of a catering lorry or cash and carry as staff were to and fro to kitchen through pub with catering packs of burgers etc. When we told one of the staff about the curry she said she would tell the chef off ha ha! Bill arrived full charge. After talking to two staff £4 was taken off. Much better places in surrounding area, as we found out. Shall not be returning
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Date of stay: June 2021
lefthandwillie wrote a review Jun. 2021
Surrey, United Kingdom44 contributions75 helpful votes
Just lovely. Beautiful countryside, beautiful village, beautiful pub, great food, comfortable room and great service. And a cracking breakfast with EXCELLENT coffee. I particularly liked how quiet the village is; no traffic at all and no traffic noise. We could hear the birds singing! As I said, lovely.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Giraffe-o-fax wrote a review Jun. 2021
Loughton, United Kingdom11 contributions15 helpful votes
Just home from a three night stay in this lovely, beautifully located pub with great accommodation in separate building overlooking the pretty garden and hills beyond. Food was great, interesting wine list and local beers - and the breakfast was a joy. All of the staff were friendly, helpful, and – successfully – made every effort to make our stay as enjoyable as it could be (including giving us complementary jars of their delicious fruit compote to take home!) Great for dog owners, it’s not just dog-friendly but also dog-welcoming.
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Date of stay: June 2021
DaveSimon wrote a review Apr. 2021
Shirley, United Kingdom103 contributions99 helpful votes
We were driving along the Dorchester to Yeovil Road, saw the brown sign on the roadside and called in for lunch on the off chance. They were fully booked but nevertheless went out of their way to bring extra furniture out for the three of us. We enjoyed a lovely and very reasonable lunch. Highly recommended. Worth coming off the A37 for a beautiful pub in a lovely little Dorset village with a great food menu and extremely hospitable staff.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$89 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Greyhound Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Greyhound Inn?
Nearby attractions include Minterne Gardens (5.4 km), Cerne Abbas Giant (3.6 km), and Cerne Abbey (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Greyhound Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Greyhound Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Greyhound Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Greyhound Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Greyhound Inn Restaurant, Restaurant at Summer Lodge, and The Restaurant at Acorn Inn.
Are pets allowed at The Greyhound Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Greyhound Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cerne Abbas Giant (3.6 km) and Minterne Magna, St. Andrews Church (5.4 km).
Is The Greyhound Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.